Roads Less Travelled – the Heart of Scotland

In the BBC Adventure Show special that has become a regular part of the Christmas season on TV, Cameron McNeish is making another journey around the landscapes of Scotland, to be broadcast next week.

Travelling on foot, by bike, by pack-raft and with his beloved campervan, his journey this year takes him over 300 miles through some of our most impressive wild places.

He starts in the whisky country around Ben Rinnes before heading over the wild Dava Moor and into the Cairngorm mountains and glens that have shaped his life. He finishes this first programme – shown on BBC2 Scotland next Wednesday 27 December at 7pm – in the remote splendour around Loch Rannoch. Along the way, he meets scientists, historians and outdoor enthusiasts, and finds the only railway station in Scotland that hosts regular ceilidhs. In the second part – on 28 December again at 7pm – Cameron McNeish celebrates what he says is Scotland’s ‘world class landscape’. From the Falls of Bruar, he heads south east to the magnificent Angus Glens before turning north to Deeside. Finally, to complete a wonderful circle he tramps across the wild Cromdale Hills.

Travelling on foot, by bike and taking to the air, he joins a descendent of the travelling folk, a collector of traditional songs and has first hand experience of how illicit whisky stills once worked. And during his 300-mile journey, he meets two people whose lives have been changed by the outdoors – including a surprise from close to home!

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